Archive for April, 2012

Zazzle Featured Seller Interview with CatShops

April 12, 2012

Cat, from the Zazzle store CatShops, talks with us about her background in art and her time as a new Zazzler. Check out the interview below and don’t forget to check out her store CatShops.

Zazzle: Give us a brief bio – where are you from and when did you start making art?

Cat: Hello there and thanks for featuring me! I’m from Canada and I started making art as early as I can remember. I was definitely the quiet kid who could just sit and draw for hours. I have always loved drawing more than anything else and I was always encouraged to keep doing it.

Zazzle: How would you describe your style?

Cat: My background is in graphic design so I think that definitely influences how I draw these days. I love line and shape. Even as a child I remember wanting to draw and not necessarily colour in what I had made. I have a greater appreciation for what colour brings to my pieces now and will often use vibrant colours to create a contrast and give it a more bold feeling.

Zazzle: What’s your favorite medium to use?

Cat: In traditional art, you can’t keep me away from ink. I also love to mix it up with various materials. A close second would be acrylic. Digitally, I love Illustrator and Photoshop together, though when drawing on my iPad, I am a huge fan of SketchBook Pro.

Zazzle: What has been your favorite design you’ve created, and why?

Cat: I really enjoyed making “Wind”. I really got into the flow of the hair and just how simple it turned out. That would definitely be one of my favourites.

Zazzle: We love that you have sort of a suggestion box on your store page. Has anyone submitted something that’s inspired you?

Cat: You know, all it takes is one word to get me to visualize something and I love the input from others. It’s sort of like when a writer gets writer’s block, one word can make the difference and definitely inspire me if I’m going through one of those times. Come visit me at and inspire me!

Zazzle: What got you interested in selling your art on Zazzle?

Cat: For a while I didn’t do as much art as I should have been, it’s something I definitely need to do more of and I’m hoping that this will drive that a little more. If I can bring joy to someone just by doing something I enjoy – that is the best feeling.

Zazzle: Being a newer seller on Zazzle, what are you most looking forward to?

Cat: I love being a part of a community and just sharing, I’m definitely looking forward to that on here.

Zazzle: What tips can you give someone who is just starting out on Zazzle?

Cat: Just be patient and do what you love!

Thanks for sharing with us Cat!

Birthday Pinterest Contest Winners

April 10, 2012

Thank you so much for the amazing entries! We love looking at all of your pinboards! All the winners will be notified and given their prizes, but we wanted to highlight a few of our favorites! Congratulations to all the winners and be on the lookout for our next Pinterest Challenge!

New Wedding Postage Designs by Envelopments

April 10, 2012

Do you have a spring time or summer wedding coming up?  Envelopments just launched their new Trellis wedding postage designs, perfect for a spring time or summer wedding!  There are several different designs, which one do you like below? Tell us why in the comments!

You can also receive 10% off postage by using the promotion code: ENVELOPMENTS at checkout. Hurry get your wedding postage before the offer ends!

New Seller Features – Re-Organized Product Page

April 6, 2012

This week we launched some long-requested features to help sellers manage their products. If you visit the Products tab in My Account, you’ll see some great new stuff:

  • You can now search your Public Products to find that one product you need to look at.
  • Simplified organization of the left-hand navigation
  • Clarified sorting options
  • Consolidated all actions into a consistent menu.

Here’s what it looks like. Be sure and check it out for yourself.

Foto Friday

April 6, 2012

Check out this week’s Foto Friday!

What’s Foto Friday? It’s our weekly blog post of customers enjoying their Zazzle products. Want to join in the fun and earn $5 towards your next Zazzle order? See details on how to participate in Foto Friday.

I can do anything trucker hats

Video on how to use the scoreboard template!
Personalized Baseball Scoreboard – 60″ x 40″ Print

Join in the fun now! Learn more about submitting your photos and videos to Foto Friday!

Zazzle Featured Seller Interview with OwlsofKewzoo

April 5, 2012

Karen, from the Zazzle store OwlsofKewzoo, talks with us about her affection to animals, love of mixed media, and her time at Zazzle. Check out the interview below and don’t forget to check out her store OwlsofKewzoo.

Zazzle: Tell us a little bit about yourself!

Karen: I am a visual artist currently based in Brisbane, Australia, but I will soon be moving to Melbourne to open a small gallery. I’m dragging my husband and pets with me.

Zazzle: What got you interested in design? Or more specifically designing owls? ;)

Karen: I studied animation at an art college where we covered many different mediums. I just love drawing animals in general. The owls seemed to take on a life of their own so I gave them their own shop. They work well with all the different paper I discover in my travels.

Zazzle: What’s your favorite medium to use?

Karen: I am a “mixed media” artist so I like to use a lot of different things. Paper, water colour pencils, acrylic paint, ink, glue and pencil just to name a few.

Zazzle: Do you have any fun stories about being a seller on Zazzle?

Karen: It is fun meeting lots of different artists on Zazzle and, of course, making and selling your work.

(Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family with a piece by Karen)

Zazzle: Who is your favorite Zazzle seller (besides yourself, of course)?

Karen: Shannon Justice from HahpiStuff

Zazzle: What got you interested in selling your art on Zazzle?

Karen: I saw that some of my Facebook friends were selling work over there so I decided to give it a go.

Zazzle: What tips can you give someone who is just starting out on Zazzle?

Karen: Patience is necessary as you will not sell things overnight. It takes a long time to get somewhere and you have to work at it, your work will not sell itself.

Thanks for sharing Karen!

Fail Whale T-Shirt Time! Happy 404 Day!

April 4, 2012

It’s an error as old as the tubes connecting computers together – 404, page not found. Everyone has seen it, hates getting it, and now can celebrate it! What’s the expression, “Make lemonade from lemons?” Well there’s no better way to do that than poke a little fun at the famous missing pages error with some great geek t-shirts including the famous Fail Whale shirt popularize by Twitter’s downtime. In fact, the interweb is now overrun with people thinking of fun and creative ways to celebrate 404. Have you ever seen the 404 error on Zazzle? How did you feel? What’s the best 404 you’ve seen? Do you have an idea for the Zazzle 404 page?

Celebrate Birthdays On Zazzle

April 2, 2012

Did you know… That Zazzle is the perfect place to find that unique, one-of-a-kind birthday gift?? Find items for every birthday boy and girl of any age! Shop our brands selection to create a Disney, Batman, Harry Potter, or Marvel themed birthday bash. Zazzle has invitations, cards, and postage for all your birthday mailing needs no matter what theme you choose. Whatever the milestone, Zazzle has the perfect gift. Let Zazzle help you celebrate birthdays in style. To help the festivities we are posting fun facts about how Zazzle can make birthday wishes come true.

For example:

If you have not “liked” us yet on Facebook, now is the time! Our Fan Page is full of fun facts and exclusive promotions. This week we will be posting a “Birthday Tip” and if we get 50+ comments on that day’s “Birthday Tip,” it will unlock an exclusive Facebook Fan promotion.

Here at Zazzle we love birthdays! Let us know in the comments below what is your favorite Zazzle birthday gift that you have given or received?


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